Skip to content

Mayor's race in Taylor

Peggy Alexander, Brent Taillefer on the ballot for district's top seat
election 2022-peggy alexander
Longtime Taylor resident and co-business owner Peggy Alexander filed her nomination papers Thursday for the position of mayor.

It's something Taylor's Peggy Alexander has thought about for quite awhile.

On Thursday, the 20-year resident and co-business owner of Big League Utilities took the idea of running for office one step further, filing her nomination papers for mayor.

“I've been considering it for a couple of years. The political interest in my latter years has definitely increased,” smiling as she says that.

“I'm at the point in my life, my career, I just feel opportunity has knocked. My motive is to really bring a new perspective to the table.”

Alexander had a long history in finance before her and husband, Blain, went into business for themselves.

“I have been in a financial leadership role for almost 30 years and I I feel my experience will be a benefit for the people of Taylor,” she adds.

Known as an avid golfer and curler, Alexander calls herself community-minded, another trait she feels she can bring to the role.

“I know we've invested in the new subdivision (Jarvis Crescent) and I'd like to see it filled,” said the North Peace Secondary and Northern Lights College business grad when asked if there's one thing she's focused on.

The potential closing of the community's medical clinic is also something she knows the new council will need to address.

While not opposed to the idea of a regional pool, Alexander likes the fact Taylor has its own facility for part of the year.

“Any type of community recreation amenity will draw families and for all the obvious reasons.”

A mother of four and grandmother to six, she admits she's excited about putting her name forward, but nervous “all at the same time.”

While it's her first time, Alexander does have a bloodline in municipal politics, one that many may not know about.

If you look closely at her nomination papers, you'll see the signature of her uncle George – former Taylor councillor George Barber.

By filing her papers Thursday, Alexander has now created a two-person race for mayor, although it's entirely possible more names could still be added before today's 4 p.m. deadline for nominations.

Outgoing councillor Brent Taillefer is the other name on the current ballot.

Email your letters to

push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks